The regular maintenance of your garage lends itself to a well-maintained car. If you’re someone who treats their garage as a safe haven for their car, here are a few accessories that are good to have around so as to protect the exterior of your vehicle.
Indoor, Soft Car Cover
While your garage already does much to protect your car from the elements, it’s not a bad idea to keep a soft car cover to protect your car’s exterior for extended periods of time. If you know you are going to be out of town for a length of time or unable to use your car, the extra level of protection will ensure your car is protected from any dirt, dust, or pests that may make their way into your garage.
Most cars come outfitted with a spare tire when you buy them, but it can never hurt to keep an extra tire in your garage if you have the room. When weather or road conditions are unpredictable, the greater the risk to your tires. You will thank yourself for being so prepared.
Extra Side-View Mirrors
You’re probably a pro at backing in and out of your garage without leaving a single scratch on your car – but accidents do happen. It’s never a bad idea to have a couple extra side view mirrors in your garage. Even if you’d rather take your car into a shop after losing a mirror, it’s not always possible to get things fixed immediately, so having a few spares can be a good mitigating measure.
These are just a few ideas to get your started. There’s no pressure to be outfitted with all the bells and whistles of a mechanic, but hopefully these steps will help extend the lifetime of your cars.